Florence Rideout Elementary School

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Florence Rideout Mission Statement

  • Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District provides a safe and educational environment that promotes student exploration, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.

    Florence Rideout Elementary School will strive to accomplish our mission by committing to:

    • Encourage students to reach their potential and become responsible and productive citizens.
    • Prepare, challenge, and empower our students to be life-long learners.
    • Provide a safe and diverse learning environment. 

    PrincipalTim O'Connell

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Principal's January Message


    January Message


    I would like to welcome everyone back from the winter break and hope that you  were all able to enjoy the time to relax and participate in some memorable activities with family and friends. Here at FRES and LCS we are ready to make 2017 a year filled with success. We are looking forward to providing students with opportunities so that they can continue to grow and learn.

    I want to ask our families to be mindful of re-establishing the necessary routines to ensure that your students are in attendance and on-time each morning to get each school day off to a great start. In addition to morning routines, I also ask our families to continue to be mindful of early dismissal habits.  Although there are times when an occasional early dismissal is necessary for an appointment or urgent family need, early dismissals should be minimal as this loss of instructional time can affect a student’s performance. As always, I appreciate your support as our teachers and students strive to maximize their instructional time shared each day.

    January is when we conduct our mid-year assessments. The winter NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) will be administered to our second through fifth graders during the period of January 4th -13th. Students are assessed in both reading and math with the MAP test in the fall, winter, and spring. The MAP assessment gives us information about each student's instructional level and also measures academic growth throughout the year. This assessment is unique because it is untimed, taken on a computer, and adapts to be appropriate for each child's level of learning. As a result, each child has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.

    Many of you have already managed to set up a Parent Pick-Up Patrol account. This new online software allows us to more efficiently manage dismissal change requests.  Please look for a welcome e-mail from Parent Pick-up Patrol with directions on how to set-up your account.  Thanks to all of you that have already taken the time to do so.

    Again, I would like to remind parents to help your children make appropriate choices for school attire.  Students should come to school prepared to go outdoors. Generally only a temperature of 15 degrees or lower keeps us inside.  Once there is snow on the ground we have all students wearing boots and snow pants.  Weather can change drastically throughout the day.  Make sure your child is prepared.    In addition, please remember to label all clothing with your child’s name and encourage your child to visit the lost and found if they have misplaced any winter attire.

    This is a busy seven weeks from now until the February winter recess. Thank you all for your continued support and partnership in your child’s education. On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all of our families a wonderful New Year.

     -Mr. O'Connell

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